Birgit Wetzinger

Birgit Wetzinger

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Birgit Wetzinger is a celebrity wife famous as the second wife of Niki Lauda, who recently passed away at the age of 70. Birgit Wetzinger has supported her husband at his time of sickness by donating a vital organ. Moreover, she is also an Austrian Airline employee.

Early Life and Childhood

Birgit Wetzinger was born on 4th March 1979, in Vienna, Austria. As of now, her age is 42 years old and her sun sign is Pisces. She holds a degree in Hospitality and Management. There is no news about her family background. Moreover, she is of Indigenous Austrian ethnicity.

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Caption: Birgit Wetzinger and Niki’s picture. Source: F1i

Birgit and Niki

Before marrying Niki Lauda, she worked in an Airline Company named ‘Lauda Airlines’. Therefore, she is the wife of the recently passed away formula 1 racer, Niki Lauda. Niki was one of the true sports icons and three-time F1 champ. Upon retiring from racing, he started his passion for running his airline Lauda Air in 1985.

Therefore, Niki first met her through his airline business, who was working as a flight attendant. The pair started dating in 2004 even though they had an age difference of 30 years. Sadly, however, before they would celebrate their one-year anniversary, Nikki suffered from an organ failure.

The two introduced two beautiful twins, a boy, and a girl, in September 2009. They named the twins’ Mia Lauda and Max Lauda. Moreover, Niki also has two sons from his past marriage and another son from his extra-marital relationship.

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Caption: Birgit Wetzinger and Niki clicking a picture. Source: Instagram

Further, in 2004, it was at that moment she proved her love for Niki after donating her kidney and saving the life of the famous F1 racer. Therefore, in 2005, she donated a kidney to Lauda when the kidney he received from his brother in 1997 failed. The relation between them grew to heights and three years after the transplant, the couple tied the knot in 2008. The couple enjoyed a decade of happy marriage before Niki Lauda passed away on May 20, 2019.

Earlier, Niki was admitted to the hospital after he experienced some serious health problem and he was feeling difficulty in breathing when he was on vacation with his wife and kids. And, according to the report, he was facing severe lung infection and he underwent a lung transplant.

Body Measurements

She has a height of 5 feet and 6 inches. Similarly, she has a bodyweight of 60 kilos. Her body measures 34-28-35 inches and her shoe size is 6 US. Moreover, she wears a bra size of 33B. Likewise, she has hazel eyes and smooth and straight brown hair. She has an amazing and charming personality.

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Caption: Birgit Wetzinger and Niki walking in the red carpet together. Source: The Irish Sun

Social Media and Net Worth

Birgit Wetzinger is unavailable on social media platforms. She keeps her profile as low as the wife of a former racing champion, Niki Lauda. However, she stays away from the limelight and has made her life private.

She has a net worth of $3 million. Moreover, as her husband, Niki had a net worth of $200 million, she might be entitled to a certain percentage that can increase her net worth.